I haven't done much in the way of knitting this week, but I have learned a couple of things. I bought the Spring 2015 issue of Simply Knitting.
In it was this free flower brooch kit.
I figured I would give it a go, despite the fact it had a couple of abbreviations I knew nothing about.
Luckily my mam mailed me this booklet she got free from the Daily Mail newspaper in Britain.
sl means pass a stitch from left-hand needle to right-hand needle as if to knit or purl without working it. Who knew? Don't see the point of this, but did it all the same.
M1 means a knit wise increase (same as inc.)
yo means yarn over; where you make a new stitch by placing yarn over right hand needle.
s2kpo means slip two stitches from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, one at a time, knit the next stitch and pass slipped stitches together back over the stitch; which in turn forms a left leaning double decrease.
Luckily there was a page in the book that showed me a step by step on increasing, as I wasn't sure about that. Plus by reading over the abbreviations and meanings a couple of times I managed to understand what they were trying to say.
I have read this great book this week. Well worth the read and I have just ordered the sequel to it as it was that good. You can read my review here.
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